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Merch Madness! Fun Employee Gifts for Your Sports Fanatics

It's that time of year again - one of the biggest, most electrifying happenings in all of sports: March Madness! While the NCAA men's basketball league is preparing for game time, the Awards Network team is gearing up for gift time. For over 60 years, we've prided ourselves on having something for everyone; every lifestyle, every want, and every need. This month, we're focusing on unique items in our catalog for the sports enthusiasts in your office.

Awards Network's employee award programs are the ultimate way to empower your employees and encourage higher performance. Motivate your team to hop off the bench and to front court with our easy-to-use, automated award platform. Create a positive, team-first environment with our online features such as e-cards, peer-to-peer, competitive leaderboards, quizzes and more!

Here's our starting lineup of slam-dunk gifts just in time for tip-off:


Franklin Sports Dual Court Rebound Pro

 

Franklin Sports Dual Court Rebound Pro

You're never too old (or young) for a classic indoor basketball shootout. Go head-to-head in two player match-ups with your friends and family, or compete solo against the clock. The best thing about this arcade-style basketball game, it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro, anyone can participate in the fun!

Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card

 

Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card

Give your employees the gift freedom to buy whatever they want, whenever they want. A Dick's Sporting Goods gift card is ideal for the sports aficionados of the office. They can use the gift card to buy their favorite team's jersey just in time for March Madness.

Golf Gifts Ultimate Putting System

 

Golf Gifts Ultimate Putting System

Looking for a way to help your employees unwind after a long day at the office? With this nine foot turf, your employees can fetch their wedge and practice putting on the green from the comfort of their own home. Thanks to the electric ball return, they can focus on sinking that hole-in-one uninterrupted.

Wilson Triumph Tennis Racket

 

Wilson Triumph Tennis Racket

Truly a grand slam of a gift - your employee will harness the explosive power of this tennis racket and think of you every time they use it. The enhanced stability paired with a vibrant red look will invigorate your passion for the game. Back swing into spring with this timeless Wilson racket.

Pro-Life Air Inflator

 

Pro-Life Air Inflator

Great for sports balls, bike tires and other inflatable sporting goods that need to be blown up on the go. This inflator delivers quality in a compact design for easy storage. Pump your employees up and motivate them to do what they love!

Texsport Double Size Hammock

 

Texsport Double Size Hammock

We love kicking back in the elements just as much as anyone else, but we know the cost of gear can add up. Relaxing outdoors is easy with this perfect hammock setup for two. Your employees will relish their moments of peace with work accomplishments in mind.

iLive Waterproof Truly Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

 

iLive Waterproof Truly Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

Studies have shown that listening to music increases productivity. Whether your employees are in the office working against deadlines, or sprinting down the court for layups, these headphones are sure to stay in place with their sporty hook design. Best of all, they can charge them in the case while taking a water break!

Bushnell Tailgate Kit

 

Bushnell Tailgate Kit

Your employees will be the envy of the parking lot with this game changing tailgate kit. All of their spectating necessities will fit nicely in one bag, keeping their hands free for optimum cheering. If their team didn't do so well this year, your employees can always use the binoculars to try to see what went wrong this season.

Triumph Sports Big Shot

 

Triumph Sports Big Shot

You don't have to be a collegiate athlete to dunk on your friends and family. Feel all of the excitement of being on the court with this 8-in-1 arcade-style basketball set. This gift will take your employees' March Madness mania to the next level!

Reaction Ladies' 21 Speed Hybrid Bike

 

Reaction Ladies' 21 Speed Hybrid Bike

Promote health and wellness in your workplace with this 21 speed hybrid bicycle. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to recognize your employees with a gift that will motivate them to get active. Who knows, they might even change the way they commute to work!

 

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), 40mm Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band

 

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), 40mm Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band

The Apple Watch covers a lot of bases in one device, including fitness and style. This watch will encourage your employees to keep active, healthy and connected. Fitness tracker features allow your team to monitor their heart rates at the gym, or count their steps while they take a lap around the office.

 

Our Final Four Gift Picks...


Body Flex Multi-Purpose Weight Bench

 

Body Flex Multi-Purpose Weight Bench

Whether it's to tone up or gain muscle, everyone has fitness goals. Employee health and wellness gift choices can provide assistance in reducing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle. You can have a hand in boosting your employees' confidence from the comfort of their own home. Swim suit season is quickly approaching!

Ocean 2 Person Kayak with Paddle

 

Ocean 2 Person Kayak with Paddle

While your employee is buoyantly paddling around, they'll be thanking you for giving them such an outdoorsy and fun gift! This bright orange kayak is great for exploring and creating memories with a friend or two. A sunny afternoon in this intimate mode of transportation could be exactly what your employee needs.

Goalrilla Basketball System

 

Goalrilla Basketball System

All ball-handlers agree, no other hoop on the planet can stack up to this Goalrilla System. Chances are your employees are sitting most of the day. This basketball hoop is the perfect perk to get them moving. They'll be making three-pointers with ease before long!

Rave Sports Bongo Bounce Platform

Might as well jump!

Rave Sports Bongo Bounce Platform

With this buzzer-beater item, your employees will be set for hours of family fun all summer. Bouncing on a trampoline can improve core strength and balance, so you can feel good about rewarding your employees with a unique way to exercise. They'll be jumping for joy for this gift of good health and happiness!

 

The Awards Network team works diligently to keep our award catalog fresh, exciting and packed with thousands of brand name items that harmonize with any lifestyle! Your workforce is full of energetic challenge seekers that need to receive immediate recognition for their hard work. Just as a coach teaches essential skills like teamwork, strategy and perseverance, leadership should be taking a page from their playbook to help their MVP's achieve goals as well.

Transform your workplace into an engaged culture of recognition with our meaningful award program, and enable your employees deliver a superior performance to gain competitive advantage and so much more.

Looking for guidance? We'd love to hear about your company's current recognition measures and help you develop a better solution.

 

 

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